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Green Party LogoGreens nominate Polikoff for District 5 seat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mike Van Handel, deputy treasurer, Polikoff for Congress campaign, (541) 754-6829 mikevanh@comcast.net
Candidate web site: www.votepolikoff.org

Alex Polikoff of Corvallis received the Pacific Green Party's nomination as candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Oregon's 5th Congressional District at the party's convention in Portland on Saturday, June 7, 2008.

Polikoff, a Registered Professional Engineer, said he chose to run for office because of the failure of the Democratic Party to end the war in Iraq after winning a congressional majority in the 2006 election.

"Oregonians deserve a clear choice this November," Polikoff said. "Most wish to end the spilling of blood and spending of our children's inheritance to continue the occupation of raq. For fear of campaign ad attacks, both parties of congress have refused to stand against the administration.

"This must stop, and the ballot is the means to stop it."

The 5th District, which consists of Marion, Polk, Tillamook and Lincoln Counties, and parts of Clackamas, Multnomah, and Benton Counties, has been represented by retiring Democrat Darlene Hooley since 1997.

The open seat is currently being contested by Polikoff, Democrat Kurt Schrader, and Republican Mike Erickson.

"Oregonians know that their voices are not heard over those of the corporate interests in Washington DC," said Polikoff.  "They want their constitutional rights protected, to be taxed fairly and have it spent responsibly, and to create a more peaceful and sustainable environment for their children.

"It's time to take action toward that future."

Polikoff's campaign web site is www.votepolikoff.org